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Within the Kennedy family, Robert was known as either his mother's pet or the runt. In this highly competitive environment, he was oversensitive, moody, and quiet; a mediocre student, an intense, but awkward athlete. But "Mrs. Kennedy's little boy Bobby" was brooding himself into maturity. This biography, the first major R.F.K. life in twenty years, presents the eternal younger brother as a fierce and sullen campaigner, a talented (if ruthless) negotiator not adverse to use back channels. Wise Man author Thomas scrutinizes the mythos surround Robert, including his links to the mob, assassination plots and Ms. Monroe. As Newsweek readers recently learned, his rendering of the Cuban Missile Crises brings it all back closer than ninety miles from home.